The BLM is proposing a lease of about 1,046 acres of public land in Maricopa County, Arizona. The area is split into two parcels. One that borders the famous Vulture Mine, and a second that covers a commonly used parking and camping area in the Vulture Mountains.

Maricopa County proposes to use the land for a variety of recreation facilities to be associated with the Vulture Mountains Cooperative Recreation Management Area. This is to be a cooperatively managed area between the BLM and Maricopa County. Related improvements for the proposed lease include picnic and camping facilities, restrooms, trailheads, developed day use facilities, and parking.

This is a highly mineralized area and has been prospected throughout the regions history. The land specified will be withdrawn from the General Mining Laws.

by Leigh
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 07:57 PM

Our newest national monument, Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, located in central Maine, was established by Presidential Proclamation 9476 under the authority of the Antiquities Act on August 24, 2016.

Approximately 87,500 acres of land was donated by Elliotsville Plantation Inc. and the Roxanne Quimby Foundation has established a "substantial" endowment with the National Park Foundation to support the administration of this national monument. It will be administered by the National Park Service.

Our Land Matters Katahdin Map shows the location and boundaries of this new monument. Check out the new NPS Website for more monument details and recreation maps. This is the first in a series of posts about our newest National Monuments.
by Leigh
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 09:21 PM

Public Land Order No. 7855; Withdrawal of National Forest System Land for the Burgess Junction Visitor Center and Administrative Site, Bighorn National Forest; Wyoming

On behalf of the United States Forest Service, this order withdraws, subject to valid existing rights, 73 acres of National Forest System land in the Bighorn National Forest from location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, for a period of 20 years to protect capital improvements constructed for the Burgess Junction Visitor Center and Administrative Site.

Read the Federal Register Notice Here

See a Land Matters Custom Map of the Withdrawal Area here.


by Source
Monday, September 19, 2016, 05:05 PM

Public Land Order No. 7856; Withdrawal of National Forest System Land for the Medicine Wheel/Medicine Mountain National Historic Landmark; Wyoming

Subject to valid existing rights, this order withdraws approximately 4,513 acres of National Forest System land in the Bighorn National Forest from location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral or geothermal leasing laws, or disposal under the Materials Act of 1947, for a period of 20 years to protect and preserve existing heritage resources and American Indian spiritual values within the formally designated Medicine Wheel/Medicine Mountain National Historic Landmark (NHL).

Read the Federal Register Notice here.

See a Land Matters Custom Map of the Withdrawal Area here
by Source
Sunday, September 18, 2016, 04:50 PM

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is processing an application under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of October 21, 1976 (FLPMA) to convey the undivided mineral interest owned by the United States in 70 acres located in Escambia County, Florida, to the surface owner, Airway Development, LLC.

Read the Federal Register Notice here.
by Source
Sunday, September 18, 2016, 04:26 PM

On behalf of the United States, the National Park Service accepted exclusive jurisdiction from the Commonwealth of Kentucky over certain lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within Mammoth Cave National Park. The National Park Service also accepted concurrent jurisdiction between the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky on certain lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within Abraham Lincoln National Historic Site, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, and Fort Donelson National Battlefield.

Read the Federal Register Notice here.
by Source
Saturday, September 17, 2016, 04:45 PM


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